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that suggests that major hassan will languish on death row. >> what if hassan waives the appeals, could he be bumped to the top of the line for execution? jenks said that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i wonder ho it would look perception wise if an islamic service member on death row is executed in five or ten years while others are still languishing. >> reporter: survivors and family members have accused the government for choosing political correctness other justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges despite a jihadist motives. if jury members now condem hassan to death the government as this jury decides if he lives or dies. >> heidi shou castro at fort hood, texas. you allen schauffler now joins us. whatveral of them spoke after te sentencing. >> our family members are six feet under, and there is no way we can visit them at all. they're gone. and these guys go around put all the kids, murder them, put blankets on them and burn them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> when you're sending people to fromnistan or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washin
shooter, major nidal hassan. is he trying to get the death penalty. he wants the government to kill you? you want to be a marter for the cause? should we let that happen? should we let our government murder him? if he wants to be murdered by the government? ♪ >> shep: 20 past the hour. the attorney in the fort hood massacre says the suspect is trying to get the death penalty. he admits he did the shooting and he is trying to get the death penalty. attorney says he wants to have a reduced role in the case. the court-martial of nidal hassan begin the other day. he is acting as his own lawyer here but the court appointed a defense attorney if he needs them. they have to do that. and they accused him of wanting to be executed and led to an unexpected exchange that would end the trial for the day. jonathan hunt is in. how did this play how the oout? >> this stand by attorney is chris poppy. he said that the way major nidal hassan is defending himself is repugnant, as he put it, and he can't fulfill his professional obligation. he told the judge today talking about hassan, quote, it is clea
. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
him of inappropriate behavior. >> nidal hassan spoke three words, the defense rests. >> the military judge deemed his argument irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. >> most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. >> hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian, who used a chair to rush hassan to try to top the shooting. in its case, prosecutors painted a scene of both heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecution witnesses took the stand, a retired staff sergeant, who was shot seven times, a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand, preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psychologist says he wants the jury to cons
own lawyer rested on wednesday without calling a single witness. hassan is facing execution if convicted on 45 counts of heidis covering the trial live. i understand major hassan has only one piece of evidence to roundly criticized and discredited by the pentagon. in a report from the department of defense, it found that this evaluation failed to note signs of radicalization in hassan, signs that were obvious to many of his colleagues. they include public statements that he made while he was working at walter reed. he told a room full of classmates and his instructor that the u.s. war on terrorism was really a war against islam, and he said that muslim soldiers serving in the u.s. army shouldn't beilable to for these many charges. >> they have a lot of evidence on the prosecution side, but they have one piece of evidence on the defense side. isn't it possible that they could reach a we know you'll coo cover that, thank you. >> there are no calls for the united nations to take action following an alleged toxic gas attack by the syrian government. a coalition said it happened
and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automat
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
to happen in the military trial of army major nadal hassan, accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage in for the fort hood. ab evaluation of his boss called him a good soldier. the prosecutor submitted more than 700 pieces of evidence against hassan much hassan admitted to the shooting, saying the rampage was necessary to protect muslims abroad, preparing for iraq and afghanistan. >>> bradley manning, army private sentenced yesterday to 35 years for leaking classified documents now says he intends to live out the rest of his life as a woman. his attorney appeared in national television read a statement from his client. i am chelsea manning. i'm female. given the way i feel since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. the army private is sending president obama a letter, explaining why he decided to leak through wiki leaks. he suggested the identity was a factor in manning's decision to leak the dumes. >>> we're learning more about the surveillance activities of the national security agency. nearly classified documents, nsa illegally gathered tens an th
this evening. first the fort hood shooter. nadal hassan convicted on all counts in the shooting rampage. nearly four years ago now, opening fire on his fellow soldiers, killing 13 people. hassan did not flinch as the verdict was read. he could now face the death penalty. and robert bales behind one of the worst atrocities in the war in afghanistan, that mass killing. sentenced to life without parole today. the father of two confessed to killing 16 villagers, mostly women and children in march of 2012. the families traveling 7,000 miles to testify against the american staff sergeant. he pleaded guilty to the massacre in order to avoid the death penalty. >>> now to las vegas tonight and a major plot thwarted. an undercover sting that busted a sinister plan well under way. tonight these two suspects in custody. one a grandmother, both charged with planning to kidnap, torture, and kill a cop, all in the shadow of the sunset strip. why did they allegedly hatch this plan? here's abc's steve osunsami now. >> reporter: on the glittery streets of las vegas, police working under cover since april, say th
that the prosecuting attorneys could not introduce evidence of e-mail exchanges between hassan and a l- a la wki to avoid confusion between motive and defense of others. she rowelled that hassan could not use defense of other in the strategy. but the judge osborne allowed web searches to remain in. evidence that hasan looked for things on the internet as jihad. it is considered a blow to the family victims. but military analyst say that the prosecution still has plenty to secure a conviction here. >> from the pure evidence stand point, the volume of fire is probative or tends to prove that this was not an uncalculated series of killings. it was planned. >> now with the judge's ruling, several witnesses will no longer take the stand. that means only a handful remains. and we are getting closer to the prosecution resting its case as we begin week three. next major hassan will call his two witnesses and the jury will get the case. if found guilty, he faces the death penalty and first time since the court martial began, we have word that some of the family members are interested in speaking to the p
in this case. and july 20th. hassan would be tried in a military court and face the death penalty. and numerous delays. the court martial began on august 6th of this year. and we'll get word of updates, we'll bring it to you right away. new controversy over the new un embassy to the un. samantha power was on a personal trip when she missed a meeting. power was briefed the entire time and is not out this tweet. reports devastating and hundreds dead in streets including kids killed by chemweapons. un must get there fast and if true, perps must face justice. fox nows editor and host of power. happy friday to you, chris. how are you? >> i am good. why power was not there. it is a right wing hit job to ask that question. >> isn't that what they say about -- what those people say about everything. i seem to hear that on benghazi. i think i heard that, too. that is not a defense. saying that a person can't be there because they were on a personal trip is a choice, it is certainly a choice for samantha power to make a decision 20 days or so as un secretary or not that but u.s. embassy to make a choice
. >>> closing arguments began today in the military trial of major nadal hassan who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the november 2009 attack at ft. hood. the former army psychiatrist has been representing himself during the trial but declined to call any cross-examine any witnesses before resting his case. he did it yesterday. nbc's mark potter is following the trial and joins us from ft. hood, texas. mark, this say terrible example, i think, and frightening to a lot of americans of a person who comes with a mideast background who seems totally loyal to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was a
confirming any crew casual 2350e7s. >>> iran's new president hassan rowhani was officially sworn in on sunday. it marks the end of the eight-year controversial president of mahmoud ahmadinejad. he vowed his support to syria's embattled leader bashar al assad. >>> johnny manziel is reportedly under investigation by the ncaa. in question, did he profit from autographs and signing memorabilia. ncaa athletes are prohibited from accepting money for a product or sale of service. his eligiblity to play this year could be in jeopardy. >>> governor brown was able to save thousands of commuters from a transit strike. the bay area rapid transit strikeout was avoided when he entered an 11th hour inquiry into the dispute. it hold offs the strike for another seven days. >>> fbi informants were allowed to break the law over 5600 times in 2011. fbi agents reportedly allowed their criminal informants to buy and sell drugs, plot robberies and even bribe government officials. eight months into the 113th congress and the house has passed 22 bills. that's the smallest number of bills passed on record. >>> even th
hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. >>> the soldier accused of killing afghan civilians is on trial, sergeant robert bales gave his apology. >> i wish i could take it back, said sergeant bales. i wish i could take it back, but i can't. speaking in a low halting voice bales apologized to the families of the afghan civilians that he murderedded, and said that he disgraced his own family. his voice wavered when he spoke. what i did was an act of cowardice behind a mask of bravado. he's accused of killing 16 afghan civilians during a nighttime shooting spree in march of 2012. he does not face the death penalty for those crimes, and is trying to avoid life in prison without the possibility of parole. bales did not describe his actions in detail. he said he had asked himself why he killed, but said he couldn't find a reason. under military trial rules the prosecution was not permitted to cross-examination bales. >> reporter: bales described mounting rage anger that grew in combat. three
the penalty phase where prosecutors will ask jurors to sentence hassan to death. hass >>> the fbi and oakland police are announcing a new search for an oakland toddler and have doubled the reward for information to $22,000. daphne viola webb was last seen on march 14th. she vanished from her father's car when he was in a convenience car. a new search will take place tomorrow starting at 8:00 a.m. official also release more details within the next hour. >>> happening today t appears this may be the end of the road for san diego mayor bob filner, now that 18 women have come forward accusing the mayor of unwanted sexual advances. our sister station in san diego reports that the 70-year-old embattled mayor is prepared to resign today if the city counsel approves an agreement. >>> developing news in the south bay where police hope a new sketch will lead to the man who sexually assaulted a woman a stone's throw away from santa clara university. abc's ma 7's matt keller has mo >> reporter: confirmed this morning that the victim in the sexual assault case is not a santa clara university student, but
security is at risk. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday for majoro nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty much can iing -- killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. he admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was rent the jury will decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales, responsible for killing 15 afghan civilians last year will serve life in prison with no possibility of pair he'll. he opened fire on men, women and children. some felt the punishment was not harsh enough. al-jazeera alan schoffler has more. >> the panel deliberatiated 90 minutes. life in prison for no chance of parole for sergeant robert bales who has confessed to killing 16 civilians. he showed no visible response for the division. for the afghans flown here as prosecution witnesses, the harshest sentence was not harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find
gunman major hassan. hassan is accused of opening fire on soldiers at the ft. hood military base in texas in november of 2009. 13 people were killed. more than 30 others wounded thursday, the 95th pga starts in rochester, new york. phil mickelson fresh off the british open win will be there with tiger woods. we'll have live updates throughout the championship so stay with us. on friday, it's the ultimate disney fan event. the d 23 expo is happening in anaheim, california. thousands of fans go there to meet disney stars and get behind the scenes details of their favorite shows. saturday, president obama and his family head to martha's vin gard. it's become the annual summer vacation spot except last year when he was on the campaign trail. all right. thanks so much for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do
there for 25 years. >> so, historically, that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row, and not actually be executed. >> not while his automatic appeals pend, but what if he waves those appeals? could he be bumped to the front of the line for execution? that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i just wonder perception-wise how it will look if say the u.s. service, the islamic service american member sentenced to death row is actually executed in say five or 10 years, while others are still languishing. >> survivors and family members have already accused the government of choosing political correctness over justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges, despite his confessed jihadist motive. if jury members now condemn him to death, the government will have to brace for more difficult questions ahead. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera, fort hood. >> over 50 wildfires burning in the west and we're expecting to see the majority of those started by lightning strikes. the problem is that we dried out so much in the northwest this year that it was very easy to star
. >> military jury today convicted major hassan of premeditated murder dear in texas. jury took 6 thundershowers find him guilty of all 45 charges he faced. massacre left 13 people dead. 30 wondered it was the deadl deadliest attack on military base now faces the death sentence. hassan acted as own attorney during the trial but did he not call any witnesses or testify. >> military jury near seattle today sentenced army staff sergeant robert bale to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the march 2012 massacre of 16 afghan civilia civilians. >> jury chose the stiffest possible sentence after bale n june t8s this took the death penalty off the table. >> san diego mayor has agreed to step down from office over a sexual harassment scandal. city council voted 7-zero to accept the deal for bob filner resignation. brandy hit has more on today decision. >> that the point would i like to turn about. >> it's the end of the road for embattled san diego mayor bob filner. >> the mayor has rae signed effective on august 30. 2013. >> city has accepted the signe
of those killed. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do not have a motive. >>> in lebanon, the death toll from two car bombings has now climbed to 47. it happened on friday in tripoli in the northern part of the country. today, we are seeing just how powerful those bombs were. it appears to have been a pair. mistaken of the victims had attended afternoon prayers. at least 300 people are hospitalized, 65 of those in critical condition no. one has claimed responsibility for the att
asked him to restate and he refused. hassan admit mitted to being -- admitted to being the shooter. >> and hassan, wanted to plead guilty, but military rules prohibit that in death penalty cases. >>> the trial of reputed boston mob boss whiteo bulger enters its second day of deliberations. bulger is accused of playing a role in the 19 killings while allegedly leading the winter hill gang. today, they asked the judge to clarify what it means to be a coconspirator. they also ruled that it fell within the statue of limitations. bulger was on the run for 17 years before being captured in 2011. >>> it is a record-setting time at the port of baltimore. officials say the amount of cargo that passed through was the most ever. they say a record was also set in june, when nearly 23,000 cars left the court for worldwide destinations. according to the state, the port of baltimore directly supports over 15,000 jobs. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. some are upset the white house has not yet filled the social security administration's top lea
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
nuclear program. hassan rohani held his first news conference since taking office sunday. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> reporter: "transparency" is a favorite rouhani buzzword, so he duly appeared in front of the packed media. the national anthem, prayers and the foreign media got down to business. iranian and foreign journalists asking about the nuclear deadlock on the anniversary of hiroshima. russia said today she wants talks next month. president rouhani says a deal is doable and doable soon if the west, as he put it, stops the threats and starts engagement. >> ( translated ): we are willing with seriousness and without time-wasting to enter serious and substantial negotiations with our counterparts. if our counterparts have the same willingness, i am certain that the concerns of both parties will through talks be eliminated, and in the not too distant future. the root of this achievement has to be discussions, not threats. that is the key to this issue. >> reporter: the man who spent years as a key iranian negotiator on the nuclear deadlo
psychiatrist nidal hassan told a military court, "i did it." catherine heenan tells us what happened at the start of his trial today. >> catherine: the fort hood shootings happened nearly four years ago at fort hood, texas. 13 people died. 32 others were injured -- after an army major due to deploy to afghanistan suddenly opened fire on his >>"all of a sudden we just somewhere and just, bow! bow! shooting everywhere." >> catherine: former soldier mick engnell was in this processing center when nidal began shooting. >> catherine: floor. >>"then all of a i saw a laser come across my eyes, and i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me.and right at that time i tried shifting over. and it just felt like a baseball bat hit me right on the side of my neck and then blood went everywhere." >> catherine: for other victims the physical scars are fading, unseen injuries linger. >>"since the shooting, i don't know what happened, but my short term memory is just non-existent." >> catherine: 42-year-old hasan is himself paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by army civilian police. >
to see what will happen in the penalty phase of his court martial. major nidal hassan was found guilty today on all counts. he acted as his own attorney and did not call any witnesses and made no closing arguments. the army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in 2009 that killed 13 and wounded more than 30 others. he said he did it to protect muslim insurgents abroad. hassan faces a possible death sentence. >>> thousands of workers in the mortgage unit at wells fargo are being laid off, the latest sign the refinancing boom is cooling off. wells fargo says layoff notices went out to 2300 mortgage employees all across the country. the san francisco-based bank said it had to lay off workers because mortgage refinancing demand has dropped compared to last year and early this year. >>> the search for a missing east bay girl is about to intensify. >> more than 50 law enforcement officials will take part in a search for missing 22-month-old daphne webb. coming up, i'll explain why her grandfather hopes they don't find anything at all. >> technology impacting classroom performanc
hassan, the admi admittedt hood shooter a has been found guilty of the rampage that left 14 soldiers dead. and sergeant robert bales received a life sentence without parole. bales pleaded guilty to the 2009 shooting spree, part of a deal to not receive death penalty. >>> and president obama sent one of his top officials to damascus to investigate the claim of chemical weapons. for more on the chemical weapons investigation, amy joins us. good to talk to you. the u.n. says, as you know, it wants clarity that this was an actual chemical attack near damascus. why are you so certain that chemical weapons were used and the assad regime was behind the attack. >> well, it's very clear if one looks at the videos that were up loaded shortly after the attack that these are people suffering the affects of exposure to toxic chemicals. especially children, it's difficult to coax your child to twist and convulse over a long period of time. sometimes those videos shows a child for over two minutes. so it's clear that toxic chemical was used. as for signs pointing to the assad regime, it's it was deliver
have a criminal history. >> military jury has found nadal hassan guilty of killing 13 people in the largest mass murder at a military base in united states history. he went on the rampage at fort hood in november of 2009. 32 people were hurt in that attack. he had no visible reaction as the guilty verdict was read. he is eligible for the death penal. the sentencing part of the trial begins on monday. >>> two officers were hurt during the arrest of a man after an alleged shot and vandalism bing. it happened yesterday around one at the shopping center. witnesses say that the 20-year- old threw a rock into the marin gun shop after assaulting two strangers. he then resisted arrest sending one officer to the hospital. >> construction has started on a new underpass project in honor of a richmond police officer killed in the line of duty. yesterday the 29-year-old bradley moody was honored during the special ground breaking. the new roadway is being built in his name and it's located near the railroad tracks his brother, officer james moody -- his brother spoke. >> he was a brothe
it was quote the worst he had seen. major nadal hassan accused of offing fire and killing 13 people and injuring several others pmp. others. >> reporter: the fbi made a 7-minute video, walking through the crime scene. it was not long after the crime happened. a large flat screen television hangs on the wall inside the courtroom and yesterday it was turned off when that video was shown to protect the family members sitting in the courtroom. only smaller screens on the journal's bench and the monitor on hassan's defense table. 146 total shell casings were recovered. six magazines. 270 bullet holes, according to the fbi processing team. today's focus is going to be on autopsies. six forensic pathologists ready to take the stand. they will be going through the injuries and the evidence recovered from the 13 people who died in this attack. they were flown to dover tear force base where the military mortuary services are. dover is the spot where any troop that is killed in the line of duty on the battle feed at home, it will be a tough day in that courtroom. again all of the autopsy photo
. >>> major nadal hassan's trial begins tomorrow. a jury will decide if he should receive the death penalty. anna warner was in the courtroom as the verdicts were announced on friday. >> reporter: major nadal hassan looked out as the jury voted unanimously that he was guilty on 13 counts of premeditated murder and guilty of 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. over 13 days prosecutors laid out a detailed case to convince the jury that hasan came to believe he had a jihad duty to kill soldiers. then carried out a plan to do that. he they showed evidence he trained for months at a shooting range. then hid two guns and 420 rounds of ammunition in his army fatigues. then went to a medical building where members of his unit were preparing to deploy. witnesses told of a scene of terror and chaos as hasan opened fire on a group of 45 unarmed soldiers. they listened as a pregnant soldier, private velez, begged for mercy saying my baby my baby before she was shot and killed. has hasan admitted i am the shooter, in his open ing statements. he didn't testify or call wi
negotiator. as of this week, he is iran's president. hassan rouhani. but what kind of president will he be? is he as moderate as his words suggest? i have two certificates. hamid debaabashi is at columbia university and nicholas burns is a professor at harvard and former undersecretary of state of the united states. professor dabashi, what did you make of rouhani's "time" magazine article? did it suggest that you that he for one thinks that while iran should have a nuclear energy program, he's absolutely against any kind of weaponization of that program? >> as you know, fareed, no politician, no statesman can be -- can be looked at only on the surface of what he says. there must be measures of checking him and making sure what he says are verifiable within international confinements, but there's no reason to believe that he goes out of his way to publish an article in "time" magazine in which he commits -- if you go down the article, in fact there is nothing other than committing to iran to transparency in multiple number of ways. on the surface, this article has to be taken seriously. as
at the military trial of the accused fort hood shooter, nidal hassan. the major asked to represent himself and now his attorney saying they want off the case. the judge just responded. hang on. >>> the military trial of the accused gunman in the fort hood massacre resumed after a dramatic request from lawyers on standby to help for the defense. these lawyers asked the court to take them off the case. they say this guy, major hasan, appears to be trying to get the death penalty. the judge said no. the judge ereduce to allow them to take control of his defense. the army major is accused of murdering 13 soldiers and wounding more than 30 in 2009. he is acting as his own lawyer but the court appointed the defense attorneys to be ready if he needs them. however, those lawyers say the judge is forcing them to violate their responsibilities. casey stiegel is at fort hood. there was a heated exchange, it's my understanding, huh? >> it was interesting and all over the judge forcing this standby counsel to remain working on this case, sort of serving is consultants to major hasan, walking him through proced
] now where's the snooze button? >>> 13 minutes past the hour. the trial of army major hassan is back on. a judge ruling the ft. hood suspect can continue representing himself while ordering his legal team to stay on as advisers as well. the attorneys caused a delay asking the judge to remove them from the case. they believe the defendant is trying to secure a death sentence. >>> two friends of tsarnaev stand accused of making off with a laptop and backpack from the room after he told them to take what is there. they face charges and could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted. >>> a man who plotted to blow up the federal reserve building in new york with a 9,000 pound bomb. the 24-year-old blames his radicalization on a childhood stammering problem and a cheating girlfriend. he claims to now love america insisting he rejected radical islam. >>> to texas and a shooting spree in dallas that left four dead. the funman was a 44-year-old special education teacher and former member of a hip hop dance troop that performs at dallas mavericks games. the women he killed were his e stranged
and army major nidal hasan got under way after four years and $5 million to prepare for the trial. hassan murdered 13 people and unborn child and wounded 32 others in a cold- blooded massacre in fort hood, texas. he continues to receive a military pay which amounts to south of $300,000. we have paid his medical bills and provide him with legal assistance and extraordinary security measures. equally disturbing, despite military rules that prohibit the growing of a beard he will do so in order to accommodate his muslim faith. he will be allowed to pray and read the quoran. and christians are told to remove references on their facebook pages and chaplains ordered not to pray in the name of jesus. and takedown signs that quote a president that said there are no atheist in foxholes because that might be offensive to atheist. it appears there would not be christians and jews in the foxholes because they would be drummed out of the military service. >> we should accommodate them if they serve in the military. the first amendment is freedom to believe and worship and even disagree. but why are th
, adequately protected. >>> hassan pathologist testified he shot five victims while they were lying helplessly on the ground. he fired 12 rounds on a soldier. he's charged with killed 13 and wounding 30 others in the worst mass shooting ever in a u.s. military base. >>> a tropical annoyance over mexico. forecasters say it could bring a lot of rain to the gulf course over the weekend. indra is tracking it. you are busy. >> yeah. first, i want to show you erin. it's 1-mile-per-hour over tropical storm pace. plus, i want to show the location. next week, it dissipates into a depression. we are focusing on something that has not been named yet. let's look at the peninsula. a 50% chance it develops into something. regardless, look at the moisture sucked into florida. look at the tropical moisture. look at the track. it's different than yesterday. it's going to push into texas. keep that in mind for next week. for this weekend, it has a bigger impact. the reason for that, that stationary front that drenches the southeast. that is still here. we are pulling in all the tropical moisture with it. the lo
shooter major nidal hassan's case is in the hands of the juries. he passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for the shooting in ford hood in 2009. >> san diego's embattled mayor bob filner has purportedly agreed to step down as part of a settlement lawsuit. details of the terms of the settlement are not disclosed. 17 women have accused him of inappropriate behavior. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with stephanie stanton, telling us the resignation is a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and expected to approve the resolution. we did see the mayor here today at city hall. he left at 5:30 this evening, carrying what looked to be a small box of belong i guess as he got into his car and sped away. >> this morning, egypt's ousted former ruler hosni mubarak is under house arrest in a military hospital a day after being released from prison.
the american people and the british people, for that matter, were assured saddam hassan had weapons of mass destruction. britain and america are being told this man assad have used chemical weapons but haven't produced public evidence to that effect, this will not have much support with the public. how dangerous is that for president obama and indeed, other world leaders? >> i think the main reason president obama has not been more decisive is indeed the public has no appetite for some kind of broader international military engagement in syria. i think, you know, he's gotten advisories who pushed him to do that but he's resisted for that reason, and i think as you say, that the problem is that we overreact in afghanistan, we overreacted in iraq, and that has led to paralysis. but at the end of the day the approach in syria, it simply has not worked. the things that we try to prevent like the spread of the word to surrounding countries like the growing civilian slaughter, the steady escalation of the conflict, the radicalization of the rebels, those happened anyway. >> fred townson let's tal
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